Naked Bakery Schiacciata with Garlic Parsley (The Hulk 80)
The Incredible Bread
Also known as The Hulk Bread for its bright green tinge, the Schiacciata with Garlic Parsley is the Naked Bakery’s bestseller. With the combination of delicious sourdough, and the generous smear of persillade, it’s not hard to see why.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Soft pillows of the most delicious sourdough, with a gorgeous crispy crust make the base for this local-made wonder. Sliced lengthwise, each half is slathered with a generous portion of homemade persillade, that seeps and settles into the bread’s air pockets, making exciting pouches of flavor.
The persillade is a combination of fresh parsley, raw garlic, and creamy French butter. The garlic gives The Hulk Bread—as its lovingly nicknamed, a sharp powerful flavor, tempered and balanced by the herbiness of the parsley, and the richness of the butter.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Schiacciata with Garlic Parsley will arrive to you cold so the creamy, buttery persillade doesn’t melt off. You need only heat it in an oven for a few minutes, and it’s good to go. Slice it into smaller pieces, and serve it as side for your favorite pasta.
It’s so good, though, that we won’t be surprised if you ate both slices on its own (and on your own).
SOFT AND SQUASHED
Schiacciata is not a bread you usually find in many local stores. It tastes and looks similar to focaccia, but does not require as lengthy a process. Focaccia comes from Genoa, and schiacciata originates from Tuscany and Umbria, in central Italy. Its name literally means “pressed” or “squashed,” referring to how you need to press down on the dough to put it into the molds. It’s crunchy on the outside, and soft and moist on the inside.
Hulk bread arrives to you chilled. They are made fresh in the morning and chilled for a few hours before sending to you. Best consumed upon arrival by reheating in the oven. If you intend to store for longer, place in fridge. Consume no later than a week.